Reading Notebook #32: Happiness Is About How We Intertwine

From “Social Animal” by David Brooks (The New Yorker, January 17, 2011) I guess I used to think of myself as a lone agent, who made certain choices and established certain alliances with colleagues and friends. Now, though, I see things differently. I believe we inherit a great river of knowledge, a flow of patterns […]

Laura Greene

When Mom Was My Age (#36)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Laura Greene (age 75), reflecting on her life at age 47, interviewed by daughter Jessica Greene (47). From Jessica Mom was about to turn 29 […]

Dianne Frye

When Mom Was My Age (#35)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Dianne Frye (age 51), reflecting on her life at age 33, interviewed by daughter Lisa Bartelt. Where did you live? 1106 Fargo Avenue, Dixon, Illinois. You […]

Caroline Gerardo & daughter Blaire Barbeau (2011)

When Mom Was My Age (#34)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Caroline Gerardo (age 42), reflecting on her life at age 19, interviewed by daughter Blaire Barbeau (age 19). Where did you live? In June  1978, […]

Ginny Sue Gohmann & daughter Johanna Gohmann

When Mom Was My Age (#33)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Ginny Sue Gohmann, reflecting on her life at age 35, interviewed by daughter Johanna Gohmann. Where did you live? Where we live now. I lived […]